Saturday, August 18, 2018

DARPA Shows Off Some Things You Can Do With Distributed Electric Propulsion

The Ground X Vehicle Technologies program explores the advantages of powering vehicles with multiple electric motorsIn late June, shortly after IEEE Spectrum’s recent feature...

Start-up Baraja Promises Cheap, Reliable Lidar for Self-Driving Cars

The Australian company hopes to sell lidar systems with no moving parts for a few hundred dollarsIf you’ve walked around a major city like...

Protean Electric’s In-Wheel Motors Could Make EVs More Efficient

Putting electric motors closer to the road may also improve handlingIllustration: Protean Electric   Illustration: Protean Electric Keep It Simple:...

California Tests Kindle-ized License Plates

California drivers can now opt for e-paper license plates that display custom messagesThat license plate frame sporting a dealership name, sports team logo, or...

Perceptin’s Under-$10K Self-Driving Vehicle

It's a slow-driving pod, but that should be good enough for corporate campusesPhoto: Perceptin A self-driving vehicle can avoid a lot of problems by just...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Chicago High-Speed Transit Contract

Chicago cuts deal with Musk's Boring Company to whisk passengers to O'Hare Airport underground on high-speed electric vehiclesIllustration: Boring Company On Thursday, the Chicago Infrastructure...

Electric Scooter Wars Heat Up in San Francisco and Beyond

The VC cash is flying as cities fling regulations at this surprisingly seductive method of transportationPhoto: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images In February, I spent a...

Better Batteries and Supercapacitors Will Speed the Electrification of Road Vehicles

The EV of 2028: quiet, safe, and efficientIllustration: Bryan Christie Design Illustration: MCKIBILLO Smil Says… Electric vehicles are...

China’s Alibaba Puts Solid-State Lidar in a Delivery Truck

That's one small step for delivery bots, but a giant one for solid-state lidarChina’s Alibaba says that it has built the world’s first self-driving...

Methanol-Fueled Cars Could Drive Us Toward an Emissionless Future

Icelandic firm Carbon Recycling International is turning industrial pollution into a low-carbon fuel for cars, trucks, and shipsPhoto: Carbon Recycling International ...

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